South Korea still requires HIV test for some visas, as its own HIV rates climb

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By Jessica Keralis, special to Humanosphere South Korea requires any foreigner coming into the country to teach English be tested for HIV, an apparent contradiction of the Asian nation’s claims in 2012 that it had ended such discriminatory practices. Meanwhile, HIV rates among South Koreans are increasing sharply. Why test English teachers for HIV? The policy

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South Korea still requires HIV test for some visas, as its own HIV rates climb